The family of a 28-year-old lady has cried out for justice following an alleged sexual assault and killing of their daughter by personnels of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), attached to the Federal Capital Territory Command.
The victim identified as Ifeoma Abugu, was said to be a graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.
She was allegedly attacked by three policemen who stormed the residence of her fiance, Afam Ugwunwa, at Wumba village in the Lokogoma area of Abuja, around 5pm on September 10, 2020, to arrest him.
It was gathered that the policemen on getting there decided to arrest Ifeoma because Ugwunwa was nowhere to be found.
It was reported that all efforts to find the police station she was taken to proved abortive until Ugwunwa got a call the next day that Ifeoma had died and her corpse had been deposited in the morgue.
“She had just finished her National Youth Service Corps and was arrested and killed four days after she had her introduction with Ugwunwa in Enugu State” her brother, Alex said.
“I was in Lagos when one of my junior brothers called me that he learnt that SARS arrested our sister and she died in detention. I just came to Abuja today (Sunday) and I have asked some of my uncles, who have been to the police station, and they said that the policemen alleged that they met my sister unconscious on the bed and they carried her to hospital, where she died.
“When I asked my sister’s fiancé what happened, he said he went out and someone called him on the telephone that SARS had arrested my sister and when he came back, he called someone he knew at the SARS office to help in facilitating her release, but the person was unable to do it that night.
Alex said when his uncles saw the picture of her corpse, they could see signs that she was sexually assaulted.
“My sister was arrested four days after her introduction in the village and her wedding was slated for December. We want the killers to be brought to justice.”
He added that the family Is still awaiting the result of an autopsy to come out to ascertain what happened to her.